Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-4 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 47

Answer

858 bottles

Work Step by Step

Step 1) 1200 + 1.10x = 2.50x Step 2) 1200 = 1.4x Step 3) x = 857.14 --- Costs for the juice company are 1200 per day plus 1.10 per bottle. They sell the bottles for 2.50 each. Let x equal the number of days needed. Set the expenses equal to the income. Solving for x, x equals 857.14. Therefore, on the 858th bottle, the company will make enough income to cover the expenses.
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